A few months ago we reported on Disney XD picking up a five-part series of 22-minute episodes called LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales, and now its premiere is nigh. The animated series will tell the the stories of the Star Wars universe in chronological order, starting with Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and concluding with Episode VII: Return of the Jedi (they really should have done the machete order). The stories will all been seen through the eyes of C-3PO and R2-D2, in a way that sounds a little bit like A Christmas Carol.
Check out four new images from the new series below (you can click on them for the full high res), along with a synopsis of the first episode. LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales will premiere Monday, July 6th at 6:30 p.m. on Disney XD.
And here’s the synopsis of the first episode:
Following their victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, C-3PO and R2-D2 have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing and suddenly viewers are taken on a new adventure that leads to encounters with familiar faces and places that prompt the re-telling of the entire saga. The series offers all of the playful humor that viewers expect from LEGO Star Wars.